Category: Premises Liability

When an adult trespasser is harmed on a property, he may not be able to sue because the landowner owes no duty to him, but this principle may not be applied when the trespasser is a child. Nevada’s premises liability laws and attractive nuisance doctrine may provide a path for recovery when a child is injured on the property of […]

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Premises liability lawsuits have three primary classifications for injured people: invitees, licensees, and trespassers. The property owner’s liability can vary greatly based on the injured person’s classification. People injured on someone’s property must prove that the property owner was somehow negligent and that the injury was due to the owner’s negligence. Classifications of injured people Property owners must make reasonable […]

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Nevada does not currently have a statewide dog bit statute. However, it does have Statute 202.500 regarding dangerous or vicious dogs. This statute characterizes any dog as a “dangerous” dog if it, without provocation, has on two different occasions in 18 months, behaved menacingly to someone to a degree that they had to defend themselves because the dog was off […]

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Warmer weather and cool waters beckon winter weary visitors to take a swim and relax in Nevada’s many sun-drenched swimming pools. Homeowners, hotels, and public facilities owe a duty of care to their guests to ensure that they are not injured during their swim. This doesn’t always happen and it is estimated that 10 people every day die in drowning […]

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Property owners owe duties of care to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors to their property, but most trespassers are exempted — except children. Generally, people who are present on another’s property and injured by a dangerous condition that exists on the property may not recover damages from the property owner in premises liability lawsuits. However, the law provides […]

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Every year, thousands of people are injured while working out at the gym. Injuries range from pulled muscles and minor sprains to serious torn ligaments, fractures and broken bones. Many of those injuries constitute premises liability claims filed with a premises liability lawyer. Common Gym Injuries With a variety of exercise equipment, heavy weights, and indoor racquet ball courts, injuries […]

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Falls in hospitals continue to be a significant health concern; there are about 2.3 to 7 falls per patient per 1,000 patient-days. A study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine found that the majority of patient fall when they are unassisted, in their room, and during an overnight stay. Hospitals need to adopt procedures that ensure patients can quickly […]

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When a person is on the property of another either as a guest or in order to conduct business and is injured by an open and obvious hazard, he or she may still be able to hold the owner liable by proving several things. Open and obvious hazards used to be treated as bars to liability in Nevada, but the […]

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When an individual is injured at a ski resort in Nevada, in many cases the facility is protected from liability under the inherent risks exclusions. This is not always the case, however. There are some situations in which injuries sustained at a ski resort fall under premises liability law. What is Inherent Risk? Inherent risk situations are typically defined as […]

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A business owner may be liable for an injury suffered from a slip and fall, even where the danger is open and obvious. In Nevada, slip and fall injuries commonly result in lawsuits filed against businesses with a premises liability lawyer. What is the “Open and Obvious” Doctrine? According to legal terms, the “open and obvious” doctrine is a defense […]

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